Churchwide Summer Sunday School

June 11 – August 27, 2023

Keep your thinking caps on even as school lets out for the summer, because a wonderful stretch of summer learning opportunities are just on the horizon ahead! For a number of years now, our church has offered churchwide Sunday School class options in the summer for any individual or class who would like to participate. We’re so delighted to offer two churchwide Sunday School options this year, and encourage all – newcomers and long-termers alike! – to find your place this summer and enjoy! Read on, and make your plans now to come and be a part!

Summer Conversations

Kelly Auditorium, 9:30-10:30am

The “Summer Conversations” class will be led by the “Conversations Class” which is a 

group of adults focused on growing the soul, connecting with community, and serving the world. We will meet Sunday mornings around tables in Kelly Auditorium, June 11-August 27, 9:30-10:30. Our curriculum will be the scripture passages from the Book of Genesis used in the First on Fifth Summer Sermon Series (click here to see the scripture and teaching schedule), and leaders will be Ka’thy Gore Chappell, Chris Gambill, and David Hughes. People who are visiting or are new to our church are especially welcome! For more information or to be added to our email list, please contact Joy Gambill at

Topics in Faith

Baraca Room, 9:30-10:30am

Open to all, the “Topics in Faith” class will allow for a wide range exploration of – you guessed it! – topics that overlap and inform our life of faith, with scripture, tradition, reason, and experience as our guides. From the Enneagram to aging faithfully, spiritual care and theological trauma, spiritual practices and sabbath, advocacy and Christian nationalism, there will be something for everyone! We will meet Sunday mornings around tables in the Baraca Room, June 11 – August 27, 9:30-10:30am. Teachers from both inside and outside our church will shepherd our summer, and the schedule is being finalized as you read this! Look for the final schedule by next week! This class is open to all and is intentionally designed to allow space for folks to come and go as they please. For more information, please contact Emily Hull McGee at

A Note about Existing Classes

While a few of our adult groups will be taking a summer pause, there are still several class options that will continue on unabated throughout the summer! All are welcome to try these out as you’d like!


Biblical Sojourners

Sundays, 9:30-10:30am, Conference Room

Roper Halverson, teacher

Will be studying the book of Psalms this summer

Friendship Class

Sundays, 9:00-10:00am, Zoom

Benny Bowes and Al Guenthner, teachers

Will continue with Nurturing Faith curriculum

Covenant Class

Sundays, 9:00-10:00am, Zoom

John Baxley, teacher

Will share discussion about Jonathan Haidt’s book, The Righteous Mind


Tuesday Morning Devotional Classics

**TIME CHANGE: Will meet on the June 6, July 11, August 1, 7:30am, Baraca Room

David Williamson, teacher

Will discuss various on faith formation.

Older Adult Fellowship 

Thursdays, 10:00-11:00am, Zoom

Older Adult Ministry Team, conveners

Will continue their exploration of Called to Community.



Have you ever wanted to see the big picture of how the Bible fits together? Do you need some background that could help you better understand the great story told in the Scriptures? This class is a new teaching ministry of First Baptist Church on Fifth that seeks to offer this kind of big picture background about the Bible. Over the course of the school year, we will survey the entire Bible. To complement the exposition of selected passages of Scripture that we have from the pulpit and in Sunday School classes, this study will give an overview of books in the Bible and entire sections of the Bible. The goal of the class is that the student will finish the study with a greater understanding of God’s Word and a renewed desire to study the Bible more deeply. The teacher will be Dr. David Hull. Following over forty years as a Baptist pastor, he and his wife Jane recently retired and moved to Winston-Salem to be near family. They have joined First on Fifth where their daughter, Emily, is the pastor. This course will build on his years of pastoral teaching in the local church as well as in university and seminary settings. In addition to making this course available to members of First on Fifth, sister churches in the downtown area and in the local CBF church community will be invited to join us. If you are interested in attending, please join us, and invite a friend to come with you to the study.

Did you miss the Class? No problem, see the class guides and YouTube videos below.

Fall Semester

September 21

September 28

October 5

October 19

October 26

November 2

November 9

November 16

Spring Semester

January 18

January 25

February 1

February 8

February 15

February 22 – No Class

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

April 5

April 12

April 19

April 26

May 3  – No Class

May 10

Also, you can see some of the recordings of this class on our YouTube page here.

Wherever you find yourself on the journey within this beloved community, we hope that you will join a class. If you would like to talk about what might be the best fit for you and where you are at, Abigail Cook would be happy to have a conversation with you and point you to a class.

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